Wednesday, September 10, 2008

trip to the big city

Over the weekend, we took a trip to Seattle to see my beloved New York Yankees beat the Mariners and make up some games in the wild card race. That was the plan, at least. They managed to win one game.

Seattle is quite the sports town, and our stop for lunch on Saturday had this massive "art" on the wall. Please note the "No Yankees" symbol in the lower left corner. It made me laugh.

But I did finish some socks over the weekend (well, yesterday - it was a long weekend). These are my first socks from Socks That Rock, and since Blue Moon Fiber Arts is a Portland company, it's about time!

Sad to say, I'm not sure that I completely love the yarn. I don't really like the pooling (no news there), and it wasn't as soft as I expected. But they do feel lovely and cushy on my feet, so maybe I'll give it another try. You spend much more time wearing socks than knitting them, so it may be a fair trade.

2 comments:

Brenda said...

Glad you had a good time even if the Yankees only won one game.

It's not bad pooling on the socks. I like them. I have one skein of medium weight STR, which I bought because everyone ooohed and aaahed about the yarn, but the plying seems strange to me, and the skein is basically two colors: navy blue and hunter green. It's called nodding violets, and the sample on the website looked more colorful.

guiltypleasures said...

Oh, how I miss Seattle. :-(

I love the striping effect on the foot, but I'm also not a huge fan of pooling or flashing either. I used to absolutely love that yarn, but now that I spin, it's not at the top of my list anymore. However, I do like their silkie socks that rock.